Where Are They Now?
Numerous past Hastings Raiders athletes and Hastings natives are having success playing collegiate sports around the country. Others are coaching or have continued their love for athletics in other ways. Below are several former Raiders who are hitting their prime while playing for their college teams. If you know of someone who is continuing their passion for sports past high school from Hastings, please let me know at email@example.com.
Former Hastings Raider Hanna Norman is in her senior year at North Dakota State University and just wrapped up her final season with the Bison. This year Norman was named to the All-Summit League First Team and scored two game winning goals against University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Western Illinois. She started all 16 of the team's matches and scored four goals. In her rookie season, Norman was named to the Summit League All-Freshman team and as a junior was All Summit League Second Team.
In her time at Hastings, Norman was also a standout basketball player with three All-Conference selections and is fifth on the girls all-time scoring list with 1,333 points. At the conclusion of her senior soccer season this past fall, Norman joined the Bison girls' basketball team for the first time and played in four games before the season ended. She is the daughter of Patrick and Marijo Norman and is a marketing major.
Hastings native and Raider volleyball standout Lexy Langenfeld finished her sophomore season played volleyball for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs this fall. After seeing sparse action her freshman year, Langenfeld played in 12 matches for a total of 31 sets this fall and racked up 32 kills. The Bulldogs went 28-6 overall and were 17-3 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) before winning the NSIC Tournament. They went on to go 1-1 in the NCAA Division II Tournament, beating Central Missouri before losing to Washburn.
While playing at Hastings, Langenfeld was a three-year starter for the Raiders, was named to the All-Metro East Conference Team twice and was team captain her senior year. She is the daughter of Jolene and Cory Langenfeld and plans on majoring in integrated elementary and special education.
From Raider baseball to Texas, Joey Werner has had quite the baseball journey already. Werner is a junior this year and playing Division I baseball at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi after spending the last two years at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, Iowa. In his two seasons play the NIACC Trojans, Werner hit .373 with 13 home runs and 73 RBI.
So far this season, he has played in 14 games for Islanders and is hitting .321 in 53 at-bats with one home run and 11 RBI. In the off-season Werner plays a significant role with the Miesville Mudhens and has helped them win two state championships over the last three years.
At the start of the season Werner was identified as one of the top 2019 MLB prospects in the Southland Conference. The Islanders have opened the season with a 12-7 record and are now in the midst of their Southland Conference schedule.
Former Raider basketball player Sam Skoyen just finished his senior season at the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse where he played in 25 games and started five. Over the course of the season, he averaged 3.2 points per game as the Eagles went 17-10 overall and 10-4 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Eagles lost in the WIAC Tournament semifinals to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and then their first game in the NCAA Division III Tournament to the University of St. Thomas.
While at Hastings, Skoyen was named All-Metro East Conference three times and is the boys' all-time leading scorer with 1,379 points as well as holding the Raiders 3-point record. He is a business marketing major at UW-L.
Raiders hockey standout Kiki Radke just finished her junior season at Bemidji State University where she plays for the Beavers. Bemidji State went 13-21-2 this season and 10-12-2 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association before losing in the first round of the WCHA playoffs to the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. Radke played in 33 games this season and scored three goals with eight assists for 11 points. She was named to the WCH All-Academic Team the past two years and a WCHA Scholar Athlete both those seasons as well.
She is the daughter of Brian and Melany Radke and is majoring in biology. While at Hastings, Radke was a Ms. Hockey semifinalist, named to the All-Metro East Conference Team three times and was All-State Honorable Mention in 2014-2015.